COVID-19 (Page 2)

COVID-19 (Page 2)

All COVID-Related News

Worship During COVID (as of May 19, 2021)

Building Use During COVID (as of April 1, 2021)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia Synod Covid-19 Resources

Fauquier County Health Department


Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases are on the rise, it is more important than ever to stay diligent in protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

  • Know how it spreads- through respiratory droplets (and sometimes airborne or on surfaces) from talking, singing, coughing, etc., between people in close contact, even if they are not showing symptoms
  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds- that is about the time it takes to sing Jesus Loves Me or say The Lord’s Prayer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact- maintain at least 6 feet between you and those not living in your household
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others (Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes- throw away used tissues and wash those hands!
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily
  • Monitor your health- take your temperature daily and be alert for symptoms such as fever (100.4 F or above), cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptoms and follow CDC guidelines if symptoms develop. Call your physician for any concerns.

For more information on protecting yourself and others, follow this link to the CDC website.


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News Update for Friday, May 8 – Thursday, May 14

Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition Needs Your Help Our Saviour is asking for help in providing non-perishable food for Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition’s quickly approaching Food Giveaway. Hardships caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic have made the need for assistance greater than ever! Please consider donating to this very worthy cause. Non-perishable food (see list of most-needed items below) should be dropped off in the narthex at Our Saviour by Wednesday, May 13. Days & hours to do so are Tuesday-Friday between 9:30…

We Mourn the Passing of Laurice Maher

January 5, 1951 – April 26, 2020 Laurice Elizabeth Maher, age 69, a resident of Warrenton, VA and formerly of Long Island, NY entered the Kingdom Eternal on Sunday, April 26. She had a hard battle with ALS, which finally took her. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. A retired teacher, Laurice and her son Michael joined Our Saviour in the fall of 2015. Laurice was an avid worshiper and, for as long as she was able, active in…

News Update for Friday, May 1 — Thursday, May 7

We’re So Happy FCCC Is Here to Help! Our Saviour continues to be delighted that we partnered with Fauquier Community Child Care (FCCC) to provide day care for children of essential personnel. This critical need created by COVID-19 presents our church with the opportunity to demonstrate God’s Work, Our Hands! If you know of any essential personnel needing child care, send them to us and our long-time partner FCCC.  See this Fauquier Now article  for more information: Weekly Worship for…

We Mourn the Passing of Arlen Wayne Ingman

October 13, 1932 – April 24, 2020 Arlen Wayne Ingman, age 87, a resident of Warrenton, VA entered the Kingdom Eternal on Friday, April 24. He and his family moved from upstate New York to Virginia in 1972. Nicknamed “Swede”, he was Lutheran through and through. Arlen was an active member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church since joining in 1973. Among other things, he served as an usher and was a part of the Site Committee when Our Saviour moved from Broadview…

The Messenger – April 2020

Coming together is an essential part of the Christian life. Every week since the first Easter, we have gathered as a community, sharing a meal and a message of hope, trusting that Jesus is there among us. The Bible drives this home. The New Testament word for “church” is ekklesia, which means “assembly.” St. Paul says that this assembly – this gathering of people in one place – is Christ’s body on Earth. But today, gathering together in one place…

The Messenger – May 2020

  CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! This is the shout of triumph with which Christians greet the feast of the Resurrection. It is a reminder that our fears and hopes lie equally in the hands of a mighty God. This Easter more than most, we need to hear the promise and take it to heart. This is a difficult time. People, especially in hospitals and nursing homes, cannot be together as they would like. Children cannot gather around…

News Update for Friday, April 24 — Thursday, April 30

Check out our news highlights reel! Results of April 22 Congregational Meeting: Resounding Approval! At a special meeting of the congregation, Our Saviour Lutheran Church used the quite-unusual format of a Zoom Poll (plus message and phone call), to vote in favor of applying for a loan made available through the CARES Act. For more info, read the motion put forth by the Finance Committee and Council. Many thanks to Bonnie McQuillan, Tom Bartkiewicz, Bob & Betsy Springman, Sandy Benfit, Rod…

News Update for Friday, April 17 — Thursday, April 23

Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 pm As announced last Friday, Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection loan. Click here to be taken to this event for more information and how to “attend” this virtual meeting. Your voice and vote matter! Weekly Worship for Sunday, April 19, 2020 To keep our members and neighbors safe, Our Saviour is not holding in-person worship services…

Prayer at Home

by Tina Korte Prayer at home #10 Dear God, Lord of the Universe,                                                                                                                                                Teach me how to pray in the good and fruitful times and the hard and devastating times. I hear the birds singing.  I see the sunrise and that perfect pink zinnia growing in the pot on my patio. In the morning after last night’s needed rain, I smell the clean fresh air on the lawn. And that first taste of coffee in my mug goes down with…

News for Good Friday and the week of April 12

Breaking News — Congregational Meeting on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:00pm Council has called a special meeting of the congregation for the purpose of considering application for a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection loan. Click this event for more information and how to “attend” this virtual meeting. Your voice and vote matter! Weekly Worship for Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 God truly does provide! Our Saviour is blessed to be able to offer a “Virtual Church” experience during the stay-at-home…

Remote Meetings and Virtual Coffee Hour – Using Zoom

In order to facilitate remote committee meetings and the weekly virtual coffee hour, OSLC has chosen Zoom, an online meeting application (app). This allows a “Host” to schedule a meeting and then for “attendees” to join your call. Those who would like to participate in events conducted on Zoom, will need to download the Zoom app on their computer, smart phone, or tablet. Zoom provides the ability to use your computer or mobile device’s camera, microphone and speaker to provide…

News for the Week of April 5th – Holy Week

Weekly Worship for Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020 To keep our members and neighbors safe, Our Saviour is not holding in-person worship services for the time being. But we WILL worship. And we CAN stay connected as a community of faith through our website, phone, email, social media and other technologies. We all miss being together in person and look forward to the day we can resume normal activities safely. Our Saviour is excited to offer a “Virtual Church” experience…

2019 Year in Review Video

Since we can’t see Tom’s great work in the Narthex, we thought we would put a little music with it and post. A great way to see old friends and remember some good times. 2020 will certainly be different but our faith will see us through. Photography courtesy of Tom Bartkiewicz Sand-dollar.com and Royalty free music courtesy of bensound.com

News for the Week of March 29, 2020

Weekly Worship for Sunday March 29, 2020 To keep our members and neighbors safe, Our Saviour is not holding in-person worship services for the time being. But we WILL worship. And we CAN stay connected as a community of faith through our website, phone, email, social media and other technologies. We all miss being together in person and look forward to the day we can resume normal activities safely. Our Saviour is excited to offer a “Virtual Church” experience again…

OSLC Adapts to Coronavirus Restrictions

Updates as of Friday, March 20, 2020 Trying to communicate effectively in this crisis has been like hitting a moving target. We are trying to keep everyone informed, provide pastoral and worship services and plan the way forward—all at the same time. We ask for your prayers, your patience, and your support.   Remote Worship Our Saviour is excited to offer a “Virtual Church” experience this weekend. This is a way for us to come together in worship while remaining safe…

OSLC Coronavirus Response

As the COVID-19 pandemic grows in our region, OSLC is responding in faith with caution, but without panic. Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for worship and spiritual community. Please keep an eye on the church Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton/) for the most current information. Worship from Home This weekend’s sermon is available for online viewing via Facebook Live. A Facebook account is not required to watch. Follow this link to find our page: https://www.facebook.com/oslcwarrenton/ Live Videos…

The Messenger – March 2020

I SAID:  I WILL CONFESS MY TRANSGRESSIONS TO THE LORD. Years ago, that verse from Psalm 32 was sung as part of the Brief Order of Confession in most Lutheran churches. It still echoes in many of our ears, reminding us of God’s call to be honest with him and with ourselves, to lay open our hearts. This openness, this unflinching acknowledgment of our own failures, is an important part of Lent, the season of penitence and self-denial. But the…

Jesus “chooses” to Heal and Comfort Us

By Tina Korte In reading Matthew 8, you will find that Jesus “chooses” to heal and comfort us.  And in times of “terrible stress” he is always available.  Our faith relies on the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in these topsy-turvy times.  In this “windstorm” surrounding us today, all we need to do is ask Slowly take a deep breath and slowly let it out. Oh, Lord, our life as we’ve known it, is changing.  We are struggling as we lose…

OSLC Adopts 2020 Constitution

On February 23rd, an updated version of the OSLC Constitution was adopted at a congregational meeting. You can read the constitution as well as the marked-up draft on the OSLC Constitution page of this website.

The Messenger – February 2020

BEHOLD, SAYS THE LORD in Revelation, I make all things new. So he does. As the first apostles were called and immediately left their nets to follow Jesus, so we are called to live a new life when we follow him. Our Saviour has begun a process of congregational renewal called THRIVE. We have good leaders and good ideas. But we need something more – we need help from God, who makes all things new. Each season during this process, we will share a common prayer, for members to use…
60 YEARS

The Messenger – September 2019

60 Years It began in the late 1950s, as a handful of people began to gather, talking about Jesus. The Warrenton Lutheran Group was not yet a church. After years of canvassing the community, talking to the Virginia Synod, and working with a mission developer, Pastor Kenneth Price, the day came: the Service of Organization. On Palm Sunday, 1959, in the Hunt Room of the Warren Green Hotel, the newest congregation of the Lutheran Church in America celebrated its first…

Funeral for Richard Bingler

Richard George Bingler August 21, 1951 – February 9, 2019 A funeral will be held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00am A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall Our Saviour Lutheran Church 6194 Dumfries Road, Warrenton

The Power of One

Pastor Michael joins Tina Korte for a conversation about “The Power of One”.

World Quilting Day – Quilt Raffle

World Quilting Day is Saturday, March 16 To raise awareness and celebrate World Quilting Day we will sponsor drawings for two (2) of our beautiful Quilts!  Tickets will be available before and after services on March 16th and 17th @ a table in the Narthex.  $5/ticket or $20/5 tickets.  Slight change in plan was adding a 2nd Quilt with the ability to bid on either one or both of the Quilts.  Drawings will be afternoon of the 17th. Proceeds will…

Lutheran World Relief Quilt Ministry

Welcome to a new year of Quilt-making for Lutheran World Relief!  The first Quilting work sessions of the New Year will be on Saturday, January 12 (9am-noon) and Tuesday, January 15 (12:30-3pm).  As always, please extend an open invitation welcoming others to be a part of our Ministry. On Saturday, January 12, before we begin assembling new Quilts, we’ll gather together @ 9:00am for a light breakfast (fruit and muffins, coffee/tea/juice) and a brief orientation/planning session. Please RSVP to  phyllis.herrington@gmail.com  or  amutterer@gmail.com.…

Quilting Ministry Gears up for 2019

Our 2018 Fabric Donations Exceeded All Expectations! Steadily throughout the year we have received exceptional quantities (boxes and boxes and bags and bags full…) of quality fabric donations from members of our Ministry, the Congregation and the Community. It’s exciting to know we are well positioned for 2019 and beyond!! Let us give thanks for the blessing of fabric and the generous providers!   Getting Ready for 2019… We will continue to meet on the 2nd Saturday (9am-noon) and following…
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